Modern and Future Climate

All department faculty and affiliated researchers are available as potential graduate advisors.

Associate Professor

Global ocean circulation and its role in climate; ocean turbulence and mesoscale eddies; mixing and transport processes.

(845) 365-8185
Palisades Geophysical Institute (PGI) Lamont Research Professor

Ice sheet dynamics and mass balance; continental dynamics; estuarine processes; linkages between ice sheet processes and subglacial geology.

(845) 365-8827
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Tropical climate: dynamics of ITCZs and monsoons. Past and future anthropogenic climate change, especially over Africa. Adaptation to climate change in developing countries.

(845) 365-8512
Lamont Research Professor

Dendrochronology, dendroclimatology; tropical forest ecosystems; arctic treeline studies.

(845) 365-8782
G. Unger Vetlesen Professor Emeritus of Earth & Climate Sciences

Tropical oceanography, climate modeling, paleoclimate, impacts of climate on society, El Niño forecasting, data analysis methods.

(845) 365-8344
Associate Research Scientist, NASA/GISS

Pre-Quaternary paleoclimate modeling; mid-Pliocene global warming; improving accessibility to complex computer climate models.

(212) 678-5644
Lamont Associate Research Professor

My research is geared toward understanding global climate change, including current anthropogenic driven changes and past changes to the Earth System.  I investigate the natural modes and underlying forcing mechanisms of past climate variability, with the goal...

(845) 365-8654
Lamont Research Professor

Dendrochronology, dendroclimatology; Arctic treeline studies; tropical dendroclimatology.

(845) 365-8617
Lamont Research Professor

Tropical cyclones, hurricanes, climate variability and change.

(845) 365-8640

Using stable isotopic and trace metal (Mg/Ca) analyses of marine sediment to reconstruct past changes in ocean circulation and terrestrial climate.

(845) 365-8483
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Understanding the role of microorganisms as agents of biogeochemical transformations, and the reciprocal role of nutrients availability on the distribution, growth and productivity of microplankton.

(845) 365-8774

Microbial oceanography; environmental genomics; microbial biogeochemistry, phytoplankton physiological ecology; phosphorus cycling; ocean acidification; climate; eutrophication; harmful algal blooms.

(845) 365-8165

Interactions among regional air pollution, global atmospheric chemistry, climate, and the biosphere; chemistry-climate and tropospheric chemistry-transport modeling.

(845) 365-8580
Adjunct Associate Professor

Climate change in the semi-arid tropics, climatic and human determinants of environmental change, impacts/vulnerability/adaptation.

Adjunct Professor

Climate prediction, near term climate change, ENSO.

(845) 680-4430
Lamont Research Professor

Impact of climate change on phytoplankton productivity and biodiversity and on biogeochemical processes; ocean carbon cycling and air-sea CO2 fluxes.

(845) 365-8467
Lamont Research Professor
(845) 365-8674

Ocean stratification, circulation and mixing and the ocean's role in Earth's climate system.

(845) 365-8325

Plant respiration, global carbon cycle, forest ecology.

(845) 365-8371
Associate Professor

Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, biology.

(845) 365-8828
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Analyses of climate fields based on historical, instrumental and paleoclimatic data; El Nino and Southern Oscillation; ocean data assimilation; statistical studies of climate variability from observations and models.

(845) 365-8689
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Climate dynamics, climate modeling, cloud physics, cumulus parameterization.

(845) 365-8317
Lamont Research Professor

Diagnostic analysis of climate variability; climate impacts; climate predictability; ocean-atmosphere interaction.

(845) 365-8669
Lamont Research Professor

Oceans and their role in climate; onset and termination of ice ages.

(845) 365-8830


(845) 365-8722
Adjunct Professor

Atmospheric and climate dynamics.

(212) 678-5577

Mid-ocean ridge and rift tectonics.

(845) 365-8730
Senior Research Scientist

Climate change and glacier retreat, with an emphasis on water, natural hazards and the loss of iconic landscapes.

Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Terrestrial ecosystems, dendrochronology, dendroclimatology, forest ecosystems, disturbance ecology.

Adjunct Senior Research Scientist

Paleoclimate, paleoecology, climate modeling, wetland carbon storage, palynology.

(845) 642-5702
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Paleoclimatology; paleoaltimetry; organic geochemistry; isotope geochemistry.

(845) 365-8400

Atmospheric and climate dynamics; geophysical fluid dynamics; numerical methods for weather and climate modeling; planetary atmospheres.

(845) 365-8347
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Climate dynamics; climate change; hydrological cycle.

(845) 365-8631
Senior Research Scientist

Regional climate variability, predictability and change; probabilistic daily rainfall modeling; predictability of weather-within-climate; climate downscaling methodologies; climate risk management.

(845) 680-4491
Lamont Research Professor

Application of isotope physics on environmental processes; Mass spectrometry; Dynamics of earth surface processes and their interaction with climate; Paleoclimate.

(845) 365-8703
Professor Emeritus

Aqueous geochemistry, physical oceanography, climate, contaminant transport.

Physical Scientist, NASA/GISS

Climate modeling of past, present and future.

(212) 678-5627
Palisades Geophysical Institute (PGI) Lamont Research Professor

Hydroclimate variability and change; causes of drought; seasonal to decadal climate variability.

(845) 365-8743
Lamont Research Professor

Late-Holocene paleoclimatology; land-atmosphere interactions; proxy-process modeling; statistical climatology.

(845) 365-8493

Atmospheric and climate dynamics, tropical meteorology.

(845) 365-8527

Isotope hydrology, water resources, paleoclimate.

(845) 365-8704
Ewing Lamont Research Professor

CO2 cycling through oceans and atmosphere; industrial CO2 accumulation.

(845) 365-8537
Lamont Research Professor

Atmospheric impacts of global climate change at regional scales; dynamics of naturally occuring and anthropogenically-forced climate changes, droughts and floods; regional climate modeling.

(845) 365-8374
Lamont Research Professor

Marine geochemistry, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, tracer oceanography, dust, paleoclimate.

(845) 365-8756
Lamont Research Professor

Antarctic atmosphere, ocean, and sea ice/glacial ice fields.

(845) 365-8820
Lamont Research Professor

Air-sea interaction; wave dynamics & wave breaking; effect of near-surface turbulence on heat, gas, and momentum transport; infrared remote sensing; upper-ocean, coastal and estuarine processes.

(845) 365-8547